Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Thin quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with some pine, but doesn’t smack you in the face in the same way as as most 2IPAs. The hop flavor is where this beer really shines, lots of Summit hops followed up by some well balanced sweet malt and a touch of astringent bitterness. Overall well balanced and a bit dangerous at a deceptive 7.5%. Excellent session beer for hopheads.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle via trade with budznsudz---> Boulevard stemmed glass. Pours light amber with a very thin white head and pretty good lace. Aroma is resinous pine and mild citrus. Taste follows aroma with some lightly sweet malt in the mix. Slightly oily palate with a small bit of carb. Very nice for the style.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Poured from a 12oz bottle. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, and caramel malt. Flavors are citrus, grapefruit, light pine, tropical fruit, and caramel malt. Such a great crisp Ipa, so solid.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 12oz bottle. Pours clear amber with a thin head. Great aroma, all piney hops with a touch of caramel underneath. Taste is quite good, but doesn’t live up to the aroma. All citrus and floral hoppy notes, fading into a gentle malty finish. Very little bitterness anywhere, and yet still not to sweet. I look forward to it each year.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is citrus hops with slight notes of malts in the background. Flavor is bitter hops from start to finish, slight grapefruit notes and a little malt in the background.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Such an amazing beer, there is simply nothing else to say about it. I could drink quite a lot of these.
Eberndt (234) - - JUL 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from bottle. Pours clear with a fluffy white head with lots of lacing. Slightly sweet and malty with a good hops balance.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yay Nectar! I dream about it for months, and it’s finally here. Pours rich, clear orange amber with a nice fat finger head. Big fruity citrus hop nose. A hint of malt and hay slipping in the middle on the palate. This years batch seems to have a bit less nectar "fruity pebbles" floral sweetness in the end compared to previous years. Palate is average texture, full of rocky bubbles, slight slickness. A fantastic beer. I’ll have a few too few over the next couple weeks, and wait in anticipation for next year.
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is so filling and decadent. Strong citrus character, but when you pull the glass away from your face it’s more of an raspberry/strawberry italian soda aroma. Very interesting, I also get some pungent sharp hop aroma, spice, honey and musk. Pours a somewhat cloudy amber orange, some thickness, and intense head. Full orange, peach, and spice flavor, there are some hops in there, but not too much. Strong syrupy after taste. The mouth feel is thick and full. It’s a solid beer. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly opaque dark orange, nice large big-bubble white head that lasts. Good lacing. Excellent balance in the nose: grapefruit, other tamer citrus notes like tangerine, quite flowery, sweet toffee. Taste is a bit tilted to the malt upfront: caramel sweetness, fruits, but in the mid-palate and finish the hops shine through in citrus and a rasping, lasting bitter aftertaste. High carbonation, nice and sessionable.